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1 FOM Institute DIFFER Science for Future Energy Richard van de Sen Director, DIFFER Institute

2 Mission: Science for Future Energy DIFFER s mission is Fundamental energy research Partnering with academia & industry Adopting a national coordinating role

3 Energy Research at DIFFER Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Limits to fossil fuel production Increasing atmospheric CO 2 levels

4 Energy Research at DIFFER Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Short term (until 2050): supply of sustainable energy will depend heavily on wind sun solar

5 Energy Research at DIFFER Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Short term (until 2050): supply of sustainable energy will depend heavily on wind sun Storage transport enable transition to sustainable energy based economy Storage options: electrical, electro-chemical chemical

6 Energy Research at DIFFER sustainable energy Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Short term (until 2050): supply of sustainable energy will depend heavily on wind sun CO 2 + H 2 O C-fuels + O 2 Storage transport enable transition to sustainable energy based economy Challenge: buffer sustainable energy by creating Solar Fuels from CO 2 H 2 O Courtesy Wim Haije et al. (ECN) Plasma activation of CO 2 & (Photo)-electrochemical cells

7 Energy Research at DIFFER Control of burning fusion plasma Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Short term (until 2050): supply of sustainable energy will depend heavily on wind sun Storage transport enable transition to sustainable energy based economy Challenge: buffer sustainable energy by creating Solar Fuels from CO 2 H 2 O Longer run: Fusion control burning fusion plasmas plasma-facing materials for extreme conditions MAGNUM-PSI for plasmasurface interaction studies

8 Energy Research at DIFFER Motivation: breakthrough solutions to energy climate challenges Short term (until 2050): supply of sustainable energy will depend heavily on wind sun Storage transport enable transition to sustainable energy based economy Haije et al (ECN) CO 2 neutral energy infrastructure Challenge: buffer sustainable energy by creating Solar Fuels from CO 2 H 2 O Longer run: Fusion control burning fusion plasmas plasma-facing materials for extreme conditions

9 Changing research organisation Start up of research groups for Solar Fuels attracting high potentials one in-house group from Eindhoven University of Technology Spin-out of succesful research user facility FELIX - infrared free electron laser multilayer optics for Extreme UV lithography Twente University Radboud University Nijmegen

10 Relocation to Eindhoven campus DIFFER will relocate to Eindhoven University of Technology campus in 2015 Optimum use inspired research environment Intensify collaboration with Dutch academia technological institutes Attract top students for research programmmes Exchange of DIFFER staff

11 The road ahead strategic actions Fundamental energy research: Fusion Solar Fuels Changing research organisation DIFFER starting up new research groups in Solar Fuels spin-out of successful non-energy research Create a fundamental energy research network Relocation to campus of Eindhoven University of Technology

12 FOM Institute DIFFER

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